EGuard Roofing And Gutter Specialists Urge Victorians to Clear Gutters Ahead of Bushfire Season

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Report of approaching bushfire season, sees Melbourne Gutter and Roofing specialists urge Victorians to take practical methods to ensure their home is kept safe.

eGuard - Ensuring Your Gutters Are Clean To Withstand A Bushfire

eGuard - Ensuring Your Gutters Are Clean To Withstand A Bushfire

We have Fireguard HDPE and our Commercial grade aluminium that are both designed for the harsh Australian conditions of a bushfire and come with a flammability rating certified from the CSIRO.

A report by the Bushfire Co-operative Research Centre and the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council has listed Victoria’s 2012/2013 season as having average fire potential. The report also alerts however that an average season involves a high chance of fast-running grass fires.

With the previous two summers of high rainfall, Victoria has endured some of the worst floods the state had seen.

However, the Victorian Fire Services experts have warned that the warm, dry conditions Victoria experienced in spring have created ideal growing conditions for grasses, which are expected to generate more bushfire fuel.

The report has found that the grass, as a result of these weather conditions, is expected to dry off over the next two months.

Highlighting the importance of being fire ready, owner of Melbourne Roofing and Gutter Specialists Company Eguard, Cam Douglas says this report is a call to action for all Victorians who live in fire-prone areas. “An important factor in being bushfire ready is ensuring your gutters are clean. To help keep your home at its peak of being able to withstand a bushfire, cleaning your gutters is crucial.”

It is reported that embers from a bushfire burning as far as 15km away can be blown over to your property. If an ember was to fall inside a gutter full of dry leaf debris the consequences to the home and land have potential devastating results.

Eguard has experience with bushfires over their long history, with installing their bushfire protection system in some of Australia’s most dangerous bushfire areas. With the use of their ingenious Inspection ports that are designed to clear and clean gutters free from ember fuel and also quick access to your downpipes for the purpose of filling your gutters with water.

“We have Fireguard HDPE and our Commercial grade aluminium that are both designed for the harsh Australian conditions of a bushfire and come with a flammability rating certified from the CSIRO. Once installed our products will not only keep all of that dry leaf debris out of your gutters but will reduce the ability for any embers to continue burning.”

Above-average minimums are expected in Victoria which will mean many hot nights.
Bushfires are also close to home topic for eGuard with many of their employees living in bushfire prone areas. “This has helped us as a company to better understand the nature of bushfires and are aware of the threat that a bushfire brings to the home and community”.

Mr Douglas presses that the keys to surviving bushfires is understanding the risks and acknowledging the fire warning systems, “Victorians do realise they live in a bushfire-prone area, but don’t always realise what exactly this means. Having a plan of attack is vital for peace of mind and safety.“

About Eguard – Eguard specialises in the roofing and gutter industry. Eguard has a strong investment in people, systems and safety; forming the basis of Eguard’s code of ethics and beliefs to ensure strong growth into the future. Eguard Roofing and Gutters is a member of the Plumbing Industry Commission, the Housing Industry Association and the Master Plumbers Association. Visit their website http://www.eguard.com.au/ or follow them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/E-Guard-Roofing-Gutter-Protection/231200580261324

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